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    Ribbon delete really this simple?

    2007 FX HO ribbon delete. Riva kit no longer available, got R&D velocity stacks and power plenum. Stacks just slip on? No clamps or bands?
    R&D sent no instructions, looked at Riva's where said I had to move bypass valve motor. R&D stacks fit fine without moving it. Sure, front stack touches it but don't see a need to move it. Maybe Riva's stacks were taller?
    I don't think I've ever added any aftermarket bits to a ski in four minutes so I'm thinking I overlooked something.
    Thanks for any input.
    I'm riding in 80 degree temps in North Carolina tomorrow.
    Seems like spring has been a long time coming this year.


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    On your ski, yes it is....on the SHO platform...not so much.

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    A nightmare on the SHO! It was one of the first items I bought, but I waited months to install it because it looked like such a project. Finally got it done though.

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    Thou art not joking, sport....

    Done it once on the HO, and once on the SHO, big difference, the latter is tedious, awkward and knuckle grazing. Have the bits for the SVHO but must admit the extra grunt of the motor is making it easier for me to put it off...

    The results are worth it tho....

    ** Heavy Sigh **

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    ^^^ Don't forget having your arms shredded from the hull opening. I ended up sanding the edges.

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    On a scale of 1-10 I'd give it about a 6. Took me less then a half hour

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    I wouldn't want to do it in less than half an hour (confirm SHO injectors, j-pipe, manifold and throttle body removed, kit fitted and all replaced to correct spec??) even if I thought you could - too much risk of error....

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    I guess that the difference between a confident mechanic and one that isn't. I was hesitant to do it because of all the hype that was made up on the web. But once I got in there and started taking things apart, it was really simple and straight forward...

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    Here is a video for the SHO removal -


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    I didn't rush nor cut any corners, but then again, I'm used to working in slightly smaller skis and have been working on cars/boats my entire life. It was only the past 9 years that I have been working on skis mostly yamis, but in the industry I was/still am in, failure wasn't/isnt an option. You had to get the skis running no matter what.

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